The Organizing Committee invites proposals for special sessions to be held during DSTA 2017.

A special session should comprise a group of papers on a topic which is not directly included in the scope of conference, but can be potentially interesting for DSTA 2017 participants. Any special session requires at least 4-5 papers. The session organizers will be responsible for the promotion of the session, management of papers and running the session.

The proposals including the title of the session, brief profiles of its organizers, topics of the sessions, short description, and
preliminary list of potential authors that could contribute to the session
should be submitted by e-mail to the conference secretariat before April 30th.

The decision on the acceptance or rejection of the proposal will be made by the Organizing Committee and announced on this website.

The participants willing to give a presentation in the special conference session are asked to contact with its organizers.

The accepted special sessions ordered by title are provided below.

No.: 1
Title: "A special session dedicated to Professor Peter Hagedorn on the occasion of granting him the honor of doctor honoris causa of the Lodz University of Technology"
Contributors:Adnan Akay *
Oliver Alber, Ulrich Ehehalt, Richard Markert *, Georg Wegener
Oliver Alber, Ulrich Ehehalt, Richard Markert *, Georg Wegener
Fadi Dohnal *
Grzegorz Kudra, Michał Szewc *, Michał Ludwicki, Krzysztof Witkowski, Jan Awrejcewicz
Airton Nabarrete *, Vinicius Yoshida de Melo, José Manoel Balthazar, Angelo Marcelo Tusset
Jacek Przybylski *, Grzegorz Gąsiorski
Dennis Roeser, Samuel Jackson, Thomas Sattel *, Stefanie Gutschmidt
Jerzy Warminski *
Tianzhi Yang *
Guilherme Pacheco dos Santos, Jose Manoel Balthazar *, Frederic Conrad Janzen, Rodrigo Tumolin Rocha, Airton Nabarrete, Angelo Marcelo Tusset
Utz von Wagner *, Lukas Lentz

  • Organizer: Jan Awrejcewicz
  • The organizers of the 14th International Conference "Dynamical Systems — Theory and Applications" announce the special session dedicated to a distinguished scientist, Prof. Peter Hagedorn, on the occasion of granting him the honor of doctor honoris causa by the Lodz University of Technology.

    Prof. Hagedorn's main research fields include dynamics and vibrations, active and passive damping and control of structures as well as dynamic stability.

    The proposals of papers should be sent via e-mail:

    Prof. Hagedorn was born in 1941 in Berlin, Germany. He graduated from the Escola Politécnica da Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he received engineer’s and then doctor’s degrees in 1964 and 1966, respectively. He defended his Habilitation thesis in 1971 in Karlsruhe, Germany.

    During his professional career, Prof. Hagedorn served as, for instance, an Assistant at the Institute of Mechanics of the University of Karlsruhe, Research Fellow at the Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics of the Stanford University (USA), and a Professor at the Technische Universität Darmstadt. Also, he was a Visiting Professor at several reputable universities all over the world (e.g. in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Hanoi, Paris, Berkeley, Christchurch (New Zealand), Irbid (Jordan), and Beijing), a Research Fellow at the Stanford University, a Vice President of TU Darmstadt.

    Currently, he is the Head of the Dynamics and Vibrations Group at the TU Darmstadt.

    He was awarded with the Akademie-Stipendium of the Volkswagen Foundation (1973-1974), the Alexander von Humboldt-CAPES Research Award (1998), Den Hartog and the TMD Allan M. Lang Awards (both in 2013), among others.

No.: 2
Title: "Advanced approaches to mathematical modeling of systems interacting with a medium"
Contributors:Marat Dosaev *, Vladislav Bekmemetev, Vitaly Samsonov
Marat Dosaev *
Liubov Klimina *
Margarita Kovaleva *, Valery Smirnov, Francesco Romeo, Leonid Manevitch
Ching-Huei Lin *, Dao-An Yang
Tomasz Pałczyński *
Tomasz Pałczyński *
Tomasz Pałczyński *
Arion Pons *, Stefanie Gutschmidt
Yury Selyutskiy *
Maxim V. Shamolin *
Ivan Shatskyi *, Vasyl Perepichka
Maciej Slomczynski *, Stanislaw Radkowski
Alena Zarodnyuk *, Oleg Cherkasov *

  • Organizers: Liubov Klimina, Yury Selyutskiy and Marat Dosaev
  • Bodies interacting with a medium (systems with friction, objects interacting with gas or fluid, etc.) appear in a wide range of technical applications related, e.g., with robotics, aerospace industry, civil engineering, wind engineering, biomechanics. Construction of mathematical models and investigation of specific features of dynamics of such bodies is crucial for efficient design and control of the corresponding technical objects.

    This special session is dedicated, in particular, to advanced approaches to creation and study of non-linear mathematical models of systems involving bodies interacting with a flow of air or fluid (flow-energy-conversion systems), or objects moving with dry or viscous friction. Special attention will be paid to construction and analysis of closed semi-empirical dynamic models containing a small number of parameters. Questions of parametric optimization, bifurcations, damping or excitation of oscillations, control, stabilization of program motions and equilibria will be discussed.

No.: 3
Title: "Differential, difference equations and complex analysis"
Contributors:Stefan Chwastek *
Ewa Ciechanowicz *
Ewa Ciechanowicz *, Galina Filipuk *
Galina Filipuk *
Beata Jackowska-Zduniak *
Thomas Kecker *
Alexander Krot *
Alexander Prokopenya *
Aleksandra Waszczuk-Młyńska *, Stanisław Radkowski

  • Organizers: Galina Filipuk and Ewa Ciechanowicz
  • Nevanlinna theory is perhaps the most recognized mathematical achievement of the Finnish mathematician Rolf Nevanlinna (1895-1980). Created in the 1920s, the theory deals with the distribution of the values of a meromorphic function. In particular, it provides further insight and refinement of Picard's theorems, the Weierstrass-Casorati theorem, the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra and many others. Value distribution of entire and meromorphic functions is characterized in such terms as deficient values, asymptotic values or ramified values. In 1936 Lars Ahlfors, a student of Nevanlinna, was one of the first two recipients of the Fields medal for the estimate of the number of asymptotic values of entire functions of finite order, which is now known as Denjoy-Carleman-Ahlfors theorem.

    In contemporary mathematics the methods of value distribution theory are successfully applied in the theory of ordinary differential and, recently, in the theory of difference equations. For instance, it is possible to answer the questions like when a linear or nonlinear equation possesses meromorphic or entire solutions and what the properties of such solutions are. In particular, we can estimate the growth order of meromorphic solutions of an equation or the distribution of zeros and poles. In the last decade the elements of the classical Nevanlinna theory have been extended (for instance, to the difference Nevanlinna theory and tropical Nevanlinna theory) and successfully applied to delay differential equations, ultradiscrete equations and it allows to detect integrability of discrete systems. The main objective of the session is to bring together the experts from the differential and difference equations and the Nevanlinna theory.

No.: 4
Title: "New trends in dynamics and control of nonlinear naval and aerospace systems"
Contributors:Elżbieta Jarzębowska, Andrzej Urbaś *, Krzysztof Augustynek
Elżbieta Jarzębowska *, Meltem Sozeri
Zbigniew Koruba, Daniel Gapiński, Piotr Szmidt *
Juraj Králik *, Juraj Králik, jr.
Juliana Lacerda, Celso Freitas, Elbert Macau *
Carlos Eduardo Marques, José Manoel Balthazar *, Angelo Marcelo Tusset, Rodrigo Tumolin Rocha, Frederic Conrad Janzen, Jeferson José De Lima, Airton Nabarrete
Krzysztof Parczewski *, Henryk Wnęk
Katarina Y. Plaksiy, Yuri Mikhlin *
Aleksander Skurjat *
Piotr Szmidt *
Michal Szwajewski *, Elzbieta Jarzebowska

  • Organizers: José M. Balthazar and Elżbieta Jarzębowska
  • This special session is focused on new trends and developments in dynamics modeling and control of nonlinear system models, specifically naval and aerospace systems. It is not, however, limited to these system models. Research results in related areas like in robots and manipulators, mechatronics systems, mathematical and numerical methods dedicated to naval and space applications are welcome.

    Dynamics modeling and control, the two areas, are strongly related in tackling both new interdisciplinary and specifically dedicated problems, and supporting developments of mathematical and numerical methods for mechanical systems. New trends in dynamics and control reflect needs for high fidelity dynamic models of real systems, like for underwater autonomous vehicles or small satellites, and high performance demands specified for them, like precision docking maneuvers and service operations in space.

No.: 5
Title: "Recent advances in fractional calculus"
Contributors:Ana Carvalho, Carla M. A. Pinto *
Jan Freundlich *
Konrad A. Markowski *, Cristina I. Muresan *
Konrad A. Markowski *, Cristina I. Muresan *
Cristina Muresan, Isabela Birs *, Clara Ionescu, Robin De Keyser
Carla M. A. Pinto *, Ana Carvalho

  • Organizers: Carla M. A. Pinto and Cristina I. Muresan
  • Fractional calculus has been a major research topic in the last few decades with several applications in numerous fields such as engineering ‐ electrical, mechanical ‐ physics, biology, economy, control, amongst others. The main purpose of this special session, is to offer a venue where researchers in fractional calculus can present and discuss their latest results, future challenges and exciting new applications of fractional calculus.

    The focus of this special session is centered around novel findings in the field of fractional calculus with topics including, but not limited to: numerical and analytical solutions to fractional order systems, new implementation methods, improvements in fractional order derivatives approximation methods, time response analysis of fractional order systems, fractional calculus in modeling and controller design, applications of fractional calculus in biomedical engineering, nano technologies, chemical engineering, amongst others.